Discussion Materials: Tales of a Rookie Wall Street Investment Banker Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
©2020 Bill Keenan (P)2020 Gildan Media
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|Listening Length||9 hours|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com.au Release Date||08 December 2020|
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195 in Banks & Banking (Books)
228 in Biographies of Business Leaders
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Good fun, though becomes a little repetitiveReviewed in the United Kingdom on 5 August 2020
I suppose it's reflective of the job to be fair. The first 10 chapters are fantastic, the second 10 a little slower but still good, then the last ten more of a drag if I'm honest. Still enjoyable but lost the flair of early on, hence misses out on the 5 stars.
Pretty accurate portrayal of life as a junior banker.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 May 2020
What might seem like exaggeration is actually on point and probably like fiction to anyone outside the industry... would have been interesting to learn what his exit strategy was for all of those who sympathise with his lack of fulfilment.
Great memoirReviewed in Mexico on 17 August 2020
Amazing read full of insight into the world of finance and banking in a funny and relatable way. Kept me engaged and couldn't put it down!
Keys to the GameReviewed in the United States on 10 April 2020
Wall Street memoirs are a dime a dozen. And then there's Discussion Materials. First off, it is screamingly funny. It is also, for those only glancingly acquainted with the world of investment banking, a palatable education in what on earth that actually means. Further, despite the peculiarities of life on the 44th floor at 60 Wall Street, readers will find plenty of hilarious reassurances that office life is, in ways large and small, the same the world over. But beyond that---way beyond that----beyond the nutsiness-bordering-on-slapstick, beyond the insanity, run deep currents of wisdom and clarity and fury and---most of all---sadness that make this book not only about something arcane but also about something profound and universal: the search for passion and meaning in the world of work. It is a neat trick to capture all that and to do it in a way that is at once a ground-level, eye-of-the-hurricane view AND the view from some sort of ironic remove. Keenan is the participant and the reporter, the inmate and the asylum visitor, the specimen and the forensic psychologist. It really doesn't get much better than this.
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Captivating read!Reviewed in the United States on 21 April 2020
I really enjoyed reading this as I deeply wanted to get a sense of what banking culture and life is like. I felt like I was with Bill the entire way and as I went through this story, became increasingly impressed at the inner strength and resilience that he and the other analysts and associates display while enduring their sleepless nights powered by caffeine, endless weekends in the office, etc. By the end of the book, I felt emotionally exhausted with everything Bill had been through and wanted him to leave the job, the firm, walk far far away and never return. He seems like a person you really like to root for, and I hope whatever he is doing now makes him fulfilled and happier than before.
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